Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby's #2's First Pictures!

Today I had a genetic screening that included an ultrasound! Not only was it my first time seeing the baby but my first time hearing the heartbeat! Gage was able to come with me to the screening part. It was so exciting to finally SEE and hear proof that I'm pregnant. Of course I knew I was pregnant from the at home tests and my 2 months of nausea and my growing belly but it makes it so much more *real* when you can actually see the baby or at least hear its heartbeat.

Everything appears to be normal and my due date is still Feb 26th!

Here is our precious new little one!

The genetic screening also included blood work... which I was able to combine with my regular appointment blood work which meant that they took 7 vials of blood.  I thought FOR SURE that I was going to at least feel faint.  I've never had an experience that involved giving blood that didn't result in me nearly falling over.  Nothing happened though! I felt totally fine.   Yay!!

We plan to find out the gender but that won't happen for two more months.  With Zoe I had my ultrasound at 18 weeks for some reason... and usually they wait until you're at 20 weeks.  I'm 2.5 weeks behind my last pregnancy schedule when I had Zoe and with her we had the ultrasound on Oct 19, 2007.  This time my ultrasound is scheduled for Oct 17, 2013.  Almost 5 years to the day!  Crazy!

October will be a fun month!  California for more than two weeks (including my best friend's Wedding and my sister's birthday), finding out the gender of the baby, and a possible trip to Tulsa, OK for Halloween / Jessie's 5th birthday party.  We'll see how I'm feeling then... if I'm still feeling sick then there is no way I can sit in a car for 10 hours (one way) and then 10 hours back...

I'm so glad that the first appointment is over with.  Altogether I spent 3 hours at the hospital today.  Future appointments will be much shorter.

Time to go fetch Zoe from our neighbor's house and go pick up Gage from work!


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